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Category Archives: Injury Recovery

Injury Recovery | May 2, 2016

How to Choose the Right Orthopedic Doctor

  It’s important to feel confident about your choice of doctor. This is especially true when seeking treatment after a car accident. Choosing an orthopedic doctor is a critical decision because you’re working with a specialist plays a key role in your recovery. Here are some helpful tips for choosing…

Injury Recovery | Apr 10, 2017

3 Common Car Accident Injuries Treated By Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors

According to the Georga Department of Motor Vehicles, there are approximately 300,000 car accidents each year. These collisions leave up to 200,000 victims injured, forcing them to seek medical and legal support.

Injury Recovery | Apr 20, 2017

How To Maximize The Benefits of Your Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment

When patients suffer from chronic pain, regardless of where the pain exists, receiving Orthopedic treatment can make the difference between experiencing complete relief or dealing with recurring symptoms. If you require orthopedic treatment for car accident injuries or experience debilitating migraines on a regular basis, there are particular actions you…

Injury Recovery | Apr 21, 2017

3 Car Accident Injuries That Require Immediate Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment

If you are in pain as a result of a recent auto collision, it is imperative that you seek immediate treatment from an experienced Atlanta orthopedic doctor. Even if your accident was minor and you haven't noticed any symptoms, it does not mean that you are completely in the clear.

Injury Recovery | Jun 14, 2017

How Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors Can Help You After A Car Accident

Car accidents are one of the terrifying and physically devastating experiences that can happen. In just a few seconds a car accident can turn a seemingly quiet drive into an experience that leaves you, and other passengers hurt or in critical shape. Although no one wants to be the victim…

Injury Recovery | Jun 20, 2017

Treating Heel Pain On Your Own and With Orthopedic Care

Thousands of residents throughout Atlanta experience heel pain on a regular basis. Caused by age, prior injuries, heel spurs, and degenerative disorders - heel pain has the potential to completely alter one's routine because of how painful it can be to perform essential activities, including walking.

Injury Recovery | Jun 30, 2017

4 Reasons To Choose Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment

If you have never received orthopedic treatment before, there are a variety of health benefits associated with our practice. At AICA Orthopedics, our Atlanta orthopedic doctors help reduce stress and correct injuries caused by repetitive movement, overuse, and blunt trauma using non-invasive treatment solutions. If you suffer from chronic pain…

Injury Recovery | Jul 6, 2017

How Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors Can Help Restore Mobility After An Injury

If you have ever sustained car accident injuries, you understand how difficult it is to return to your personal and professional routines.

Injury Recovery | Jul 10, 2017

Health Benefits of Orthopedic Treatment For Atlanta’s Seniors

Orthopedic Treatment serves as an excellent source for seniors who are interested in maintaining healthy, active lifestyles. It's important for seniors to understand common concerns that affect their health as they grow older. Personal diet, family history, and physical activity are all important concepts that influence how well seniors feel…

Injury Recovery | Jul 12, 2017

How Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors Can Treat The Pain In Your Neck

There are a variety of factors that contribute to neck pain. Sports injuries and car accidents are often responsible for the acute cervical pain that radiates throughout the spine. Mechanical pain occurs when a part of your supporting structure becomes injured or worn down by stress and tension, If you…

Injury Recovery | Jul 13, 2017

What To Expect When Visiting An Atlanta Orthopedic Doctor

If you were recently involved in a car accident in Atlanta, you have injuries you are not aware of. Common car accident injuries like Whiplash may not produce noticeable symptoms for several weeks to a few months after the incident takes place. You may walk away from your accident feeling…

Injury Recovery | Jul 14, 2017

The Causes of Hip Dysplasia and How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help

Hip dysplasia affects thousands of residents throughout the greater Atlanta community, predominantly those under the age of 50. Initially considered to be a childhood disease, hip dysplasia is one of the most under diagnosed conditions because of how it develops and the kind of symptoms it produces. Patients who suffer…

Injury Recovery | Jul 18, 2017

Maintaining A Healthy Back

Chronic back pain is the primary source of disability for those under 45 years old living in the United States. To better understand why back pain is so prominent among Americans, our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are discussing the anatomy of the spine and what you can do to experience complete…

Injury Recovery | Aug 2, 2017

Common Summer Injuries Treated By Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors

Summer serves as one of the most popular seasons when it comes to personal injuries. The nice, warm weather makes working out and exercising more attractive, although it also presents unique challenges that can cause harm. Regardless of whether you are an exercise enthusiast or work out a few times…

Injury Recovery | Aug 3, 2017

Orthopedic Treatment Helps Prevent Sports Injuries In Back-To-School Student Athletes

Getting injured is common among student-athletes throughout Atlanta. However, getting injured on the sports field should not be accepted as normal. Preventative actions can help keep your children safe, and regular Orthopedic Treatment allows them to avoid common injuries like sprains, strains, and fractures.

Injury Recovery | Aug 7, 2017

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Concussions and Student Athletes

Medical studies are continuously released these days that outline the short and long-term health consequences of concussions. Concussions among student-athletes attract a lot of media attention, and rightfully so. If a child sustains a concussion, they could experience severe damage if the symptoms aren't addressed as soon as possible.

Injury Recovery | Aug 11, 2017

Orthopedic Treatment For Runner’s Knee

Patients often visit our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors with concerns regarding the health of their knees. People who have been physically active their whole lives and train on a regular basis suddenly notice a growing soreness in one or both of their knees. For them, this situation seems like an anomaly…

Injury Recovery | Aug 14, 2017

Treating Painful Bone Spurs With Atlanta Orthopedic

Bones spurs or osteophytes are growths that cause significant pain and inflammation because of how they affect the nerves, ligaments, and joints. Spurs often develop in the spine, hands, wrists, hips, and knees and although anyone can be affected by bone spurs, most patients who require Orthopedic Treatment are over…

Injury Recovery | Aug 16, 2017

Common Causes of Hip Pain and How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help

Hip pain affects thousands of residents throughout the greater Atlanta region and develops from a variety of causes. Although anyone can experience hip pain, it most often affects those who are under 15 years old, as well as those who are over the age of 45. If you experience chronic…

Injury Recovery | Aug 23, 2017

Consider Orthopedic Treatment Before Knee Surgery

There are over one million knee and hip replacement surgeries that take place throughout the United States each year. Although the majority of these surgeries are successful and patients can leave their experience in better condition, it is always uncertain whether your full capabilities will return over time.

Injury Recovery | Sep 1, 2017

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Hand Pain and Injuries

Your hands are complex systems that allow you to perform a variety of actions that range from turning a doorknob to picking up objects. Because of how often your hands are used on a daily basis, it's no wonder that so many people experience hand pain during their lifetime. Hand…

Injury Recovery | Sep 4, 2017

How Orthopedic Treatment Can Support Runners Training For A Race

Regardless of whether you're an elite athlete or just starting to build a base of endurance, running is one of the most rewarding, approachable exercises. For those who are interested in completing their first 5K road race or others who are competing for a spot in the Boston Marathon, getting…

Injury Recovery | Sep 6, 2017

Suffer From Kyphosis? Let Orthopedics Help!

Is it difficult to maintain an even posture? Do you experience pain when trying to stand up straight? A hunched back is a common symptom of a condition referred to as kyphosis, which is responsible for distorting your spine and causing it to curve outward. Patients who experience kyphosis suffer from…

Injury Recovery | Sep 18, 2017

Avoid Surgery With Physical Therapy At AICA Orthopedics

Our bodies are structured to heal themselves and do this best when supported with regular exercise, a balanced diet, and the right forms of proactive treatment. When people experience pain from a recent accident or chronic condition, the two thoughts that come top of mind for most are, "Can I…

Injury Recovery | Oct 20, 2017

Orthopedic Doctors Treat Work-Related Injuries

At AICA Orthopedics, our Atlanta Orthopedic Specialists treat a large variety of standard injuries, including those that are work-related. If you are injured on the job, our team can align with your worker's compensation case in ways that help treat your condition and get you back to work safely.

Injury Recovery | Oct 23, 2017

Contact Our Orthopedic Doctors To Treat Scoliosis

Between five and seven million Americans are affected by scoliosis. Considering the number of back conditions that exist, scoliosis is the most devastating considering its lasting effects dedicated to postural impairments, pain, and mobility. Fortunately, our Atlanta Orthopedic Specialists can provide long-lasting relief for patients who are affected by scoliosis.

Injury Recovery | Oct 25, 2017

Signs and Information On Spinal Degeneration

Knowing how to identify and respond to spinal degeneration is important for preventing long-term pain and chronic conditions from developing over time. As one of the most common back conditions that affect Americans today, over 65 million people experience lower back pain each year. Although many people try to ignore their pain or believe that it…

Injury Recovery | Nov 15, 2017

Headaches After A Car Accident? How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help!

Headaches are common among car accident victims for a variety of reasons. Some accident victims who already experience frequent headaches may notice increased frequency and pain after a collision occurs. Others may not experience any symptoms for several days or weeks after a car accident takes place. If you do…

Injury Recovery | Dec 18, 2017

Why You May Experience More Joint Pain During The Winter

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability, affecting over 40 million people throughout the United States. On top of this, close to 25 million children have arthritis, while over 20 million people have osteoarthritis. During the cold winter season, temperature, air pressure, and a general lack of…

Injury Recovery | Dec 20, 2017

Causes of Chronic Hand Pain and How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help

Your hands consist of sensitive tendons and joints that are exposed to stress each and every day. Performing common tasks like typing on a keyboard or turning a doorknob can gradually deteriorate tissue and cause chronic hand pain. Although such pain can derive from all kinds of sources that range…

Injury Recovery | Dec 22, 2017

Most Popular Questions Asked About ACL Surgery

ACL tears are extremely painful and often impact the patient's ability to follow through with their usual obligations. The possibility of needing surgery to repair a torn ACL usually solicits numerous questions and concerns for prospects. Such questions often include whether surgery is the only viable treatment option and how…

Injury Recovery | Dec 25, 2017

What You Need To Know About Clavicle Fractures

Clavicle fractures make up approximately 5 percent of all fractures treated by Orthopedic Doctors throughout the United States. Most cases affect males, and close to 50 percent of all clavicle fractures occur in children between the ages of four and seven. Also referred to as a broken collarbone, clavicle fractures…

Injury Recovery | Dec 27, 2017

How Can I Treat My Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis refers to articular cartilage that becomes worn down and creates an environment that makes joint motion painful. Although this condition occurs in various ways, most patients develop it as a result of aging, physical activity, genetics, blunt trauma, and leading a sedentary lifestyle. If you manage Osteoarthritis and are interested…

Injury Recovery | Jan 1, 2018

Orthopedic Injuries That Are Common In January

Winter can be one of the best times of the year for individuals and families throughout Atlanta. Between the holidays and the opportunities that come with a new year, there are plenty of reasons to be excited during this season. However, winter also presents particular hazards that have the potential to…

Injury Recovery | Jan 3, 2018

Arthritis Prevention

Arthritis does occur for natural reasons that include age, genetics, and gender. However, there are a variety of healthy habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to reduce the chances of developing painful joints over time. Even more valuable is that many of these activities can help protect your…

Injury Recovery | Jan 17, 2018

Orthopedic Care for Atlanta’s Veterans

At AICA Orthopedics, we provide holistic rehabilitative Orthopedic care for the community’s veterans that focuses on pain relief and improving mobility. Many retired military veterans are constantly seeking medical support to address chronic pain, joint dysfunction, and scar tissue caused by combat or training. Rather than rely on prescription medications…

Injury Recovery | Jan 19, 2018

Bone Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy provides both positive and negative effects on bone health. Because of this, it is imperative to understand how bones are impacted during this time and what preventative steps should be taken to avoid potential health complications for the mother and child alike.

Injury Recovery | Jan 24, 2018

Orthopedic Care For Bone Fractures In Children

Children are prone to injuries due to the types of activities they partake in and their carefree attitudes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over four million children throughout the United States are sent to an emergency room for bone fractures each year. Orthopedic…

Injury Recovery | Feb 2, 2018

Back Surgery Recovery

Back pain is prevalent among Americans because of the types of stress and strain most people are confronted with on a daily basis. The modern work space sees millions of Americans sitting down, hunched forward for long periods, while others experience back pain as a result of prior injuries or…

Injury Recovery | Feb 21, 2018

Questions To Ask Before Spine Surgery

If you are considering surgery to treat a recent injury or a preexisting condition, there are specific questions you should ask your doctor before following through with a procedure. Consider the following questions before making a final decision on whether surgery is the most appropriate option.

Injury Recovery | Mar 12, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Adult Acquired Flatfoot

Adult acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a painful condition that can affect men and women over time. The posterior tibial tendon helps provide stability to the arch and inverts the foot. Tendonitis occurs from repetitive actions such as walking or when carrying the majority of your body…

Injury Recovery | Mar 14, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Ankle Sprains

Patients experience ankle sprains when the strong ligaments that support the ankle are pushed beyond their capacity and break. Anyone can sustain an ankle sprain regardless of gender or age and tend to occur as a result of rolling a foot or accidentally twisting awkwardly. The pain associated with this…

Injury Recovery | Mar 19, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For ACL Injuries

Approximately 200,000 people throughout the United States experience an ACL injury each year, while 95,000 people sustain complete ruptures. Those who participate in high-activity sports like basketball, football, and downhill skiing tend to experience ACL tears at a higher rate than others. The ACL serves to connect the tibia (shinbone)…

Injury Recovery | Mar 21, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Elbow Fractures

Patients who seek out orthopedic treatment for elbow fractures tend to sustain such injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents, blunt trauma, or when twisting their arm beyond its limitations. Often, patients who experience an elbow fracture also suffer from a sprain, strain, or dislocation simultaneously. If a…

Injury Recovery | Mar 23, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon exists near the back of the ankle joint and is responsible for connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. As the largest tendon that exists in the body, the Achilles allows you to perform a variety of basic physical activities such as walking, running, or jumping.…

Injury Recovery | Mar 26, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Collarbone Fractures

Collarbone fractures, also referred to as clavicle fractures, are one of the most common conditions treated by our Atlanta orthopedic doctors since they can happen to anyone regardless of age, family history, or demographics. The collarbone or clavicle is located between the shoulder blade and the rib cage. It is…

Injury Recovery | Mar 28, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Hip Impingement

Chronic hip pain is caused by a variety of factors and may not be linked to arthritis. Hip impingement, also referred to as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), causes a tremendous amount of groin pain that typically appears during physical activity, as well as when following through with basic actions such as…

Injury Recovery | Mar 30, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Osteoporosis

More than 44 million people throughout the United States suffer from Osteoporosis, a chronic disease that causes the bones to deteriorate and fracture over time. Such fractures are responsible for approximately 430,000 hospital visits, 2.5 million office sessions, and 180,000 nursing home admissions per year. Unfortunately, osteoporosis can develop without…

Injury Recovery | Apr 2, 2018

Bone Health and Injury Prevention

You're never too young or too old to start considering bone health. As we grow older, we often begin to think about particular health concerns like osteoporosis or arthritis. But maintaining a healthy skeletal system requires a set plan of action that starts as early as possible to prevent various…

Injury Recovery | Apr 6, 2018

Treating Tennis Elbow

Tennis players and enthusiasts enjoy a variety of benefits that help support healthy cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Still, avid tennis players maintain a higher risk for sustaining some type of elbow injury or condition that stems from repetitive behavior or overuse. If you enjoy playing tennis and are interested in…

Injury Recovery | Apr 9, 2018

Articular Cartilage Restoration

The smooth, white tissue that covers the end of bones that connect together is known as articular cartilage. Such cartilage allow your joints to move seamlessly, while also supporting the bones ability to glide over each other without creating tension. Patients can damage their articular cartilage through repetition of movement…

Injury Recovery | Apr 11, 2018

Headaches After A Car Accident In Atlanta? Contact An Orthopedic Doctor Immediately!

Headaches are a common result of a car accident and are triggered by a variety of sources. Some patients who experience headaches prior to a car accident may notice increased frequency or intensity. Others may not notice a headache for some time after the accident. If you are in a…

Injury Recovery | Apr 13, 2018

Hand Pain Relief Tips For Smartphone Devices

Most smartphone devices are not ergonomically designed to support the complexities and sensitivities of the ligaments within your hands. Until a particular smartphone manufacturer does come up with a design that’s sleek and ergonomically friendly, please consider the following tips that are meant to protect your hands from aggravation and…

Injury Recovery | Apr 16, 2018

How To Avoid Common Hand Injuries

Your hands are one of the most active parts of your body and are essential for supporting your ability to perform a variety of everyday tasks. Basic activities like scrolling on a smart phone device or controlling a computer mouse rarely lead to particular injuries. Still, your hands are subjected…

Injury Recovery | Apr 18, 2018

The Value of Orthopedic Bracing

Braces and splints provide a world of value for patients who suffer from chronic or acute conditions. Orthopedic bracing is primarily used to address various injuries and such devices are supported with scientific research that proves their value for injury prevention and recovery. If you have never used some type…

Injury Recovery | Apr 23, 2018

Concussions and Orthopedic Treatment

Most concussions occur as a result of head trauma related to some type of sports or physical activity. Over 300,000 head injuries are reported each year throughout the United States, most of which are associated with sports. When a concussion occurs, there is a particular level of consciousness that is…

Injury Recovery | Apr 30, 2018

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis refers to inflammation of the fibrous tissue that exists through the bottom portion of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Patients who sustain this condition often experience significant pain in their heels. All people, regardless of age or ethnicity, can experience Plantar Fasciitis. Consider…

Injury Recovery | May 7, 2018

Don’t Wait For Tendon Pain To Go Away On Its Own – Seek Orthopedic Treatment

If you are an outdoor enthusiast who actively runs, plays tennis, or regularly participates in some type of sport, you most likely experience tendon pain from time to time. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Over 10 million Americans experience tendon pain each year and most cases gradually worsen with time. Even…

Injury Recovery | May 9, 2018

Avoid Joint Injuries and Conditions With These Exercises

It’s easy to take your joints for granted until pain suddenly appears. When such joint pain does arrive, completing basic tasks can quickly become difficult to impossible to perform. Suddenly, normal activities such as walking, sitting down, or exercising present significant challenges.

Injury Recovery | May 11, 2018

Try These Knee-Friendly Exercises

Maintaining functional, healthy knees is imperative for ensuring your long-term well-being. When your knees start to hurt, accomplishing basic activities like walking or climbing stairs becomes difficult to impossible to do. For those who enjoy working out – knee pain can prevent you from performing any type of physical activity,…

Injury Recovery | May 14, 2018

Non-Invasive Orthopedic Treatment

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors strive to make sure that all of our patients are well informed and educated on their conditions or injuries, as well as their treatment options. Most conditions or injuries that are treated at AICA Orthopedics do not require surgical intervention. In fact, we utilize a variety…

Injury Recovery | May 16, 2018

Injuries and Conditions Treated By Our Orthopedic Doctors

Our orthopedic doctors can identify and address a large variety of conditions that are connected to workplace injuries. Although orthopedic doctors in general are focused on treating musculoskeletal conditions, they are also equipped to resolve other types of health issues.

Injury Recovery | May 21, 2018

Work-Related Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is common among American workers and has the ability to completely deter your normal routine. Although some types of should pain occur after exercising or experiencing a sudden accident, other types gradually develop over time. If you are currently experience consistent shoulder pain as a result of a…

Injury Recovery | May 23, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment and Workman’s Comp In Atlanta

There are a variety of injuries that can occur at any moment at work. From repetitive actions that apply excessive amounts of stress to your joints to sudden accident injuries, it’s important to seek immediate orthopedic treatment when pain suddenly appears. To ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment,…

Injury Recovery | Jun 6, 2018

Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors Treat Car Accident Injuries and Concussions

Concussions have steadily become a part of a larger conversation Americans are having when it comes to their long-term health implications. While most people understand the connection between concussions and contact sports like football, car accidents are the leading cause. To prevent permanent damage, it’s important for individuals and families…

Injury Recovery | Jun 15, 2018

What Is A Bone Fracture?

A fracture refers to when a bone cracks or breaks and any bone is susceptible to one. Fractures are classified as either compound (open) or simple (closed) where compound fractures comprise of clean breaks that only affect the bone, while simple fractures also impact the surrounding tissue. There are several…

Injury Recovery | Jun 18, 2018

Use Orthopedic Treatment To Avoid Common Golf Injuries

For many individuals throughout the greater Atlanta community, summer serves as a time for relaxing on the golf course. In fact, it’s estimated that the average player enjoys 15 rounds of golf between June and August.

Injury Recovery | Jun 20, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For A Meniscus Tear

A meniscus tear is one of the most common injuries treated at AICA Orthopedics because of how much pressure and stress your knees are confronted with on a daily basis. For those who have damaged or torn their meniscus, being able to apply weight to the affected area is difficult…

Injury Recovery | Jun 27, 2018

Treat Ankle Sprains

Almost all of us will twist our ankle at some time. However, if you happen to twist your ankle and it becomes inflamed, you have likely experienced a sprain. When this happens, it means that the ligaments in your ankle are stretched beyond their limits or are torn.

Injury Recovery | Sep 3, 2018

Exercises That Help Strengthen Your Ankles and Prevent Injuries

As we age, many of us become less active and our lifestyles change. The muscles in our core, lower back and extremities lose strength over time. Your Atlanta orthopedic doctors cannot stress enough the importance of including consistent core and lower back exercise into your strength program.

Injury Recovery | Sep 17, 2018

Preventing Foot Injuries Is Easier Than You Think

There are many different opinions about barefoot walking since the activity has both benefits and risks. The most commonly agreed upon benefit to barefoot walking is that, in theory, we are walking in a “natural” walking pattern or gait.

Injury Recovery | Oct 10, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment Helps Relieve All Types of Injuries

Athletes and sedentary people alike are both subject to chronic pain conditions. These can be caused by untreated injuries or inactivity in general.

Injury Recovery | Oct 15, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment Helps Athletes Stay On The Field

It only takes a split second for an accident to change your life as you know it. It is important to know what to do after sustaining an injury to prevent you from damage that could last the rest of your life.

Injury Recovery | Oct 17, 2018

Common Causes of Hip Pain For Residents

It is hard when you struggle with chronic hip pain as it can affect so many aspects of your life. Your hip bone is what allows you to walk, stand, run, and even dance. When you can’t do the things that you love and need to do, it can make…

Injury Recovery | Oct 24, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Fall and Winter Athletes

It's fall again and with the season comes our favorite fall sports. If you are playing on the school team or just playing on the weekend with friends and family it can be a lot of fun – but also can lead to an orthopedic injury.

Injury Recovery | Oct 26, 2018

Determining Whether Your Finger Is Bent or Broken

Of all the parts of our bodies, fingers are some of the most vulnerable to injury. Most of our day we are using our hands for most every task. It starts with moving around our blankets to get up out of bed, and runs through food prep, eating, working, and…

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Injury Recovery | Oct 29, 2018

What Makes Our Orthopedic Clinic Stand Out

Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are providers of comprehensive orthopedic care and are joined by a team of numerous other health care professionals including physical therapists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, and physician assistants, all of whom have exceptional patient care at the forefront of their mind. When visiting our orthopedic doctors,…

Injury Recovery | Nov 16, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Musculoskeletal Injuries

It is common to experience musculoskeletal injuries following an automobile accident. These types of injuries affect the discs, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and ligaments and ultimately affect the movement and function of the body, keeping you from continuing your normal lifestyle.

Injury Recovery | Nov 19, 2018

Orthopedic Care For Broken Bones

Yearly, nearly six million people find themselves with a fracture or a broken bone. As far as orthopedic injuries are concerned, those are by far the most common. Bones do flex a bit to accommodate high impact activities, but if we overextend or exert, a crack in the bone can…

Injury Recovery | Nov 21, 2018

Is Surgery The Right Option For Shoulder Injuries?

It is true that no one enjoys surgical intervention, however, there are many times when it is the best option to provide you relief from pain and discomfort and return proper function more readily than waiting for your injury to heal naturally. The hard part is determining when this is…

Injury Recovery | Nov 23, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common but painful condition that occurs from the repetitious movement with your elbow joint. This is not just caused by playing tennis but can be from a job where you twist and move in the same manner daily (like using a wrench) or even from gardening…

Injury Recovery | Nov 26, 2018

Tips From AICA Orthopedics On How To Exercise Without Knee Pain

Your well-being is dependent on functioning knees more than you may know. Think about it. If you have knee pain, even simple tasks such as walking or using the stairs can become tedious. People who exercise regularly are unable to do activities like run, weight train, or dance if they…

Injury Recovery | Nov 28, 2018

Athletes Choose Orthopedic Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Imagine that you are the starting pitcher for your baseball or softball team. Like any MVP, your team is going to rely on you to perform the best game after game, and with playoffs approaching, your coach as increased the pressure and workload on you to ensure a successful finish…

Injury Recovery | Jan 4, 2019

Choosing A Certified Hand Therapist In Atlanta

If you require hand therapy, it is important to go to a therapist that has advanced certification and qualifying skills as this is a specialized area of rehabilitation. Certified Hand Therapists or CHT’s are occupational or physical therapists that have additional education, training, and testing that earned them those specific…

Injury Recovery | Jan 9, 2019

Elbow Injury Treatment In Atlanta

Injury to the elbow occurs when the tendons, muscles, ligaments, or bones within the joint are damaged. Some examples of these injuries are;

Injury Recovery | Jan 18, 2019

How To Strengthen Your Knee Joints After Surgery

Knee joint surgery is changing and those who have had arthritic or damaged knees and receiving a new metal model are able to get back to their youthful lifestyles. These metal models are allowing those to not only get back their lives but giving them the ability to even try…

Injury Recovery | Jan 23, 2019

What To Expect After A Hip Replacement

A hip replacement can be nerve racking but also leaving you feeling hopeful for what’s to come. Our Atlanta orthopedics doctors are here to answer every question you may have every step of the way. Although each person will recover differently, we can give you as much information as we…

Injury Recovery | Feb 1, 2019

How Our Orthopedic Doctors Can Treat Ankle Pain

One minute you’re walking around and the next you find yourself losing your footing and within seconds feel pain in your ankle. Some may experience this type of injury by losing your balance while walking while others may injure themselves during exercise or while playing a sport but regardless of…

Injury Recovery | Mar 20, 2019

Regenerative Medicine and Your Hip Pain

Are you someone who has chronic hip pain and thinking surgery is the only option? Have you tried just about everything and nothing seems to avail? Regenerative may be the trick! This cutting edge treatment plan will amplify your body’s capability to heal in a natural way.

Injury Recovery | Mar 22, 2019

Hip Pain Management Without Surgery

Picking up objects off the ground or even climbing the stairs can be a daunting tasks for those who suffer from hip pain. No one should have to suffer with pain, so when the pain becomes unmanageable, please seek help from a physician like our Atlanta orthopedic doctors who can…

Injury Recovery | Apr 15, 2019

Importance of Range Of Motion For Chronic Knee Pain Sufferers

Experiencing knee pain can hinder your ability to actively participate in typical daily functions. Regardless if the pain is just a minor flare up or if you suffer from chronic knee pain, there are things you can do to help improve your quality of life.

Injury Recovery | Apr 19, 2019

Innovations In Regenerative Medicine Shown To Reduce Hip Pain

Has your hip pain become so intense that you are thinking of surgery? Have you found that the treatments you have been receiving just aren’t doing the trick anymore? Our team of Atlanta orthopedic doctors specialize in this innovative regenerative medicine which has been shown to enhance the body’s own…

Injury Recovery | Apr 22, 2019

Non-Invasive Options for Hip Pain Sufferers

An ache or pain may be unavoidable as we grow older but when those aches or pains make life’s daily tasks unbearable, it’s time to reach out to a doctor. Once you meet with your physician, they will conduct a physical evaluation and determine what is causing your hip pain,…

Injury Recovery | Apr 29, 2019

Benefits To Having A Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement

Oftentimes, when people hear about hip replacement surgery they think of large incisions and long recovery times. However, our very own Atlanta orthopedic doctors specialize in a minimally invasive technique which allows for a much smaller incision which comes with many other added benefits!

Injury Recovery | May 1, 2019

Common Injuries Seen At Our Atlanta Orthopedic Urgent Care Center

If you have fallen victim to an orthopedic injury, you may find our Atlanta orthopedic clinic helpful as well as convenient. However, if you have suffered an open fracture which is when the bone has broken through the skin, a trip to regular emergency room at a local hospital would…

Injury Recovery | May 3, 2019

What You Should Know About Ankle Sprains

When an ankle is sprained, symptoms can vary from bruising, swelling, and pain when weight is applied to the foot. The ankle itself can be tender to touch and have limited range of motion which can make for walking extremely difficult.

Injury Recovery | May 17, 2019

Identifying The Source Of Your Pain Through Diagnostic Testing

Due to the continuous growth in technology, physicians have more advanced medical diagnostic devices and tools that make diagnosing orthopedic injuries easier and more efficient. When a patient is in need of orthopedic care, having the most advanced diagnostic testing and equipment can help the physician better evaluate the scans…

Injury Recovery | May 20, 2019

Undergoing Spinal Decompression In Atlanta For Spinal Stenosis Patients

Within the spine there are open spaces, and when these begin to shrink in size, nerves can become pinched resulting in excruciating pain in the lower back and even the legs. This condition is called spinal stenosis and can become debilitating if not treated. It can be caused from enlarged…

Injury Recovery | May 22, 2019

How Is Spinal Stenosis Treated?

Within the spine there are open spaces, and when these begin to shrink in size, nerves can become pinched resulting in debilitating pain in the lower back and even the legs. Spinal stenosis can occur due to age as the spine begins to narrow and when that extra space is…

Injury Recovery | May 27, 2019

Atlanta’s Primary Knee Doctors

The knee acts as a hinge which connects the upper part of the leg to the lower and all of the muscles, tendons and ligaments in between.

Injury Recovery | May 31, 2019

Expectations For Hand Surgery

As the hand is an extremely intricate part of the body, recovery from surgery always varies. Recovery times will depend upon the cause of the surgery as well as the type of surgery that was performed. In some cases, multiple surgeries are needed to rectify the underlying issue.

Injury Recovery | Jun 3, 2019

Common Questions For Orthopedic Surgeons

Q: Is there a right time for surgery? A: When setting expectations around surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will know when is best based upon the amount of pain you are in and how your injury or pain is affecting your overall life. With all of that in mind, the surgeon…

Injury Recovery | Jul 8, 2019

What Do Orthopedic Surgeons Do?

Bone and muscle pain can adversely affect many different people from many different walks of life. Those affected by musculoskeletal conditions often miss out on things they enjoy due to the pain or mobility issues due to their conditions. However, there is hope, and teaming up with a skilled orthopedic…

Preparing For Your Orthopedic Appointment After A Knee Injury | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Jul 22, 2019

Preparing For Your Orthopedic Appointment After A Knee Injury

If an injury to the knee has occurred, seeking care from one of our Atlanta knee doctors or specialists should be done as soon as possible. When being evaluated by a doctor, they will examine your knee and look for swelling, ask about pain and tenderness and also look for…

Nursemaid’s Elbow in Children | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Aug 5, 2019

Nursemaid’s Elbow in Children

As adults, the bones have had a chance to grow, but as children, the bones are weaker and denser and therefore less durable. Due to this, children are more prone to injuries such as conditions like nursemaid’s elbow or pulled elbow.

Knee Revision 101 | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Aug 7, 2019

Knee Revision 101

If joint injury or tissue loss in the knee is something you are experiencing, a total knee replacement surgery may be a good option for you. For those who are looking to live an active life and be free of pain and debilitating symptoms, knee replacements are shown to last…

What You Should Know About Knee Replacement Surgery | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Aug 9, 2019

What You Should Know About Knee Replacement Surgery

If your knees are unhealthy and you suffer every day in pain, that pain may hinder your ability to perform daily functions. If this is the case, it may be time to seek help from a knee specialist. Your first option should always be non-surgical, and only when all of…

Orthopedic Treatment For Hand Injuries | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Sep 2, 2019

Orthopedic Treatment For Hand Injuries

Our highly skilled hand surgeons treat a multitude of conditions stemming from work-related, sports-related, and acute injuries on patients in the greater Atlanta area. Hand injuries are often painful, but when diagnosed and treated correctly, the condition can be managed effectively.

Expert Orthopedic Treatment and Surgery for Injured Patients | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Sep 4, 2019

Expert Orthopedic Treatment and Surgery for Injured Patients

At AICA Orthopedics, we treat a variety of injuries. From those injuries, some are sustained from accidents in which turn out to be workers' compensation claims or even personal injury cases. Our orthopedic doctors in these situations provide our patients with the utmost care and compassion, as being a victim…

If You're Nervous About Getting An MRI, Read This | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Sep 6, 2019

If You’re Nervous About Getting An MRI, Read This

When orthopedics need to take a more in-depth look at the bones and surrounding structures, a magnetic resonance image or more commonly known as MRI is ordered. This test produces images that will allow the doctor to determine the severity of the patient's injury as well as helping to make…

An Overview of Orthopedic Physical Therapy | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Sep 9, 2019

An Overview of Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Recovery from an injury does not happen overnight, but what can help ensure a successful recovery is teaming up with an orthopedic physical therapist. Medical professionals from all different backgrounds are specializing in unique areas, and physical therapists are following the trend. They are becoming concentrated in areas such as…

Diagnostics and Physical Therapy | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Sep 16, 2019

Diagnostics and Physical Therapy

Pain in the hip, knee, and lower back can seem to appear out of nowhere. Sometimes, the pain can begin gradually and slowly progress. Some symptoms may remain constant, whereas others may occur only at certain times or may start to get worse as time goes on. When the pain…

Our Specialists Are Leading The Way In Hand Care | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Sep 20, 2019

Our Specialists Are Leading The Way In Hand Care

If you are searching for a skilled and talented orthopedic hand specialist, AICA Orthopedics is leading the way in assessing, diagnosing, and treating hand injuries in the Greater Atlanta area.

What’s the Difference Between CT, MRI, and PET Scans? | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Oct 7, 2019

What’s the Difference Between CT, MRI, and PET Scans?

If you’ve been injured, one of the first things any medical expert is going to do is to use advanced diagnostic imaging technology to view the damage. While X-Rays may be enough for primary fractures and breaks, they’re not always useful in more advanced injuries. For more severe cases, the…


Injury Recovery | Oct 11, 2019

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Back pain can be caused by a number of different health issues, including problems with your spine. Just as there are many different causes, there are also a number of different ways to treat back pain.   One of the more common options is spinal decompression. This procedure can be…

man running and injuring leg- 7 most common knee injuries featured by aica orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Oct 18, 2019

The 7 Most Common Knee Injuries

The knee is one part of your body that is put under a lot of stress every day. This joint can very easily be overworked or injured. Typically, this kind of injury requires a visit to the doctor.   Letting any knee injury go without treatment can result in very…

What kind of doctor helps with spinal issues - feat image

Injury Recovery | Oct 18, 2019

What Kind of Doctor Helps with Spinal Issues?

If you’ve got a problem with your spine, you may be surprised at the type of doctor you’re sent to for consultation and treatment. Unlike some parts of the body, there isn’t one specific spine doctor out there.   Instead, there are a number of different specialists who can treat…

How An Orthopedic Specialist Can Help You | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Oct 21, 2019

How An Orthopedic Specialist Can Help You

When injuries occur, no one wants to think the injury is severe and believe with a little rest; the pain will go away. Sometimes, this may work out, but for those who have more severe injuries, waiting to receive medical attention may cause more harm than good. So, the next…

The Importance of Hand Exercises | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Oct 30, 2019

The Importance of Hand Exercises

Everyone knows the importance of exercise and how it greatly affects our health for the better. However, when thinking of exercising or working out, hand health is almost never a consideration.

Orthopedic Surgeons and Your Personal Injury Case | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 1, 2019

Orthopedic Surgeons and Your Personal Injury Case

If involved in a personal injury case, and damage has been caused to the musculoskeletal system, an orthopedic surgeon is called upon to assess your injuries to determine the intensity of the injury. If the injury or injuries are severe, the orthopedic doctor will perform surgery so the patient can…

Holistic Measures To Aging Gracefully | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 4, 2019

Holistic Measures To Aging Gracefully

We’ve all been there, staring at ourselves in the mirror wondering how in the world years have gone by so quickly. As you stare at yourself, you go over each wrinkle or think about all the aches and pains you endure regularly now due to your age.

MRI VS. Cardiac Catheterization for Diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 6, 2019

MRI VS. Cardiac Catheterization for Diagnosing Coronary Heart Disease

To determine what the best treatment is for those patients with chest pain and coronary heart disease, doctors typically base their decision on how constricted arteries serving the heart are. Typically, this is done by performing cardiac catheterization, which is an invasive procedure.

Car Accident Doctor helping man's arm after car accident injury

Injury Recovery | Nov 6, 2019

When Should I See A Doctor After A Car Accident?

The answer is, in most cases, as quickly as you are able. It is all too common for individuals who have been involved in an auto accident to deny the need for medical attention, at least at first.   The unfortunate truth is that delaying seeking care can have detrimental…

Therapeutic Approach To Chronic Pain | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 8, 2019

Therapeutic Approach To Chronic Pain

Our country is in the middle of battling a serious opioid epidemic and finding new ways to manage pain has never been more important.

When To Call A Chiropractor About Hip Pain | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 13, 2019

When To Call A Chiropractor About Hip Pain

Hip pain can manifest in a variety of ways, whether it be from working out or through an injury sustained in an auto accident.

What Is Golfer’s Elbow and How Can I Manage It? | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 15, 2019

What Is Golfer’s Elbow and How Can I Manage It?

With any sport, overuse of a particular part of the body can cause injury over time, and for golf, that may mean your elbow.

Digital vs. Traditional X-rays | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 18, 2019

Digital vs. Traditional X-rays

Patient care and satisfaction is our main concern at AICA Orthopedics as to why staying up to date with technological advances is so critical. Our Atlanta imaging center now uses a digital format for our X-rays which increases speed, accuracy and the safety of our patients.

Elderly women talking to orthopedic surgeon about hip replacement surgery

Injury Recovery | Nov 18, 2019

8 Things To Do Before Hip Surgery

A hip replacement surgery can seem like a daunting prospect, especially since despite modern advancements, it is still considered to be major surgery with several risks. It is your orthopedic surgeon’s job to make sure that your surgery goes smoothly and attends to the necessary replacement. The best thing you…

Physical Therapy Minimally Invasive Surgery AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 22, 2019

Do I Need Physical Therapy After My Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Thanks to modern innovation, many patients who require surgery will be offered an alternative approach called minimally invasive surgery. This option is less severe of a solution as compared to traditional surgery.   It holds many benefits, but no matter how little minimally invasive spine surgery intends to disrupt your…

Person getting a ct scan at atlanta imaging center

Injury Recovery | Nov 25, 2019

What To Expect During a CT Scan

A CT or CAT scan is used by doctors to visualize the inside of a patient’s body. CT stands for computed tomography, which means that a computerized composite of cross-sectional images is utilized to create a dimensional photo of the individual’s body. Most local imaging centers perform these diagnostic tests…

Man getting an MRI in atlanta at AICA imaging center

Injury Recovery | Nov 27, 2019

How Does an MRI Work?

For certain conditions, the MRI is the dominant test to see what needs to be seen, even in comparison to others, such as the X-ray, the CT scan, or the ultrasound.   An MRI is a diagnostic tool utilized by doctors to gain a better perspective of what is going…

Pain in the Achilles | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 27, 2019

Pain in the Achilles

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone and when it ruptures it can tear completely or partially. Tears to the Achilles most commonly occur slightly above the heel bone. However, ruptures can occur anywhere along the tendon.

Orthopedic Care for Gestational Diabetes | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Nov 29, 2019

Orthopedic Care for Gestational Diabetes

An expectant mother who receives a diagnosis of diabetes while pregnant is considered to have Gestational diabetes. This condition occurs in about seven percent of pregnancies and is usually detected in the second half of the pregnancy. Many women find that this condition resolves itself following delivery; however, if not…

Why AICA Orthopedics | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Dec 2, 2019

Why AICA Orthopedics?

Following an auto accident, if injuries were sustained, seeking treatment for your orthopedic injuries should be a high priority. When looking for a car injury doctor, AICA Orthopedics can diagnose and treat any orthopedic injury and work to get you back to your pre-accident self.

Foot with a bunion requiring an orthopedic Atlanta doctor

Injury Recovery | Dec 4, 2019

Are Your Shoes Giving You Bunions?

What Is a Bunion? A bunion is a bone deformity that can occur most commonly in the base of the big toe. It generally appears in the form of a bump on the joint that is formed where the bones of the big toe and the bones of the foot…

Who To See Following An Accident | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Dec 4, 2019

Who To See Following An Accident

If injured in an auto accident, seeking treatment is a must but who do you see? If you suffer injuries should you make an appointment with an Atlanta orthopedic doctor or a chiropractor? As each injury is unique, the answer to that question may vary.

Man feeling knee after getting torn acl surgery at atlanta orthopedic clinic

Injury Recovery | Dec 5, 2019

How Long Does ACL Surgery Recovery Take?

Being told that you need anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is at the top of nobody’s list of best possible outcomes from a doctor’s appointment. The surgery conjures images in our minds of painful incisions, long recovery time, and potentially nasty side effects.   Thankfully, ACL surgery is far less…

skull at local imaging center at aica orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Dec 6, 2019

What’s the Difference Between an X-Ray and Fluoroscopy?

When you have an injury that needs treatment, it is essential that you obtain the appropriate images to confirm and understand your diagnosis. Only then can your pain be addressed and your body healed. A local imaging center is where you can obtain x-rays and fluoroscopy imaging to help with…

Orthopedic Specialists giving platelet rich plasma injection to knee

Injury Recovery | Dec 6, 2019

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma? Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) refers to a “version” of an individual’s blood platelets that have been enhanced to contain many more growth factors than naturally occur in blood platelets. This spike in growth factors is present when a person’s blood is drawn, and the platelets…

man getting an mri atlanta done with AICA doctor

Injury Recovery | Dec 9, 2019

How to Prepare and What to Expect for Your MRI

Many individuals who are scheduled to have an MRI struggle with understanding what to expect. The typical connotation of this exam from television and books is that it is confining and stress-inducing.   Here, we’re going to address your concerns and misconceptions about imaging technology, so you can safely and…

woman having a headache and needing a spice specialist and neurologist

Injury Recovery | Dec 9, 2019

When to See a Neurologist for Headaches

What Symptoms Warrant a Visit to a Neurologist? If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to seek help. Share with your Atlanta Neurologist the various signs so he or she can confirm your diagnosis.   The list below is not an all-encompassing list. It…

young athlete needing spine doctor after injury

Injury Recovery | Dec 10, 2019

Which Sports Lead to the Most Injuries? 

Most children, at one time or another in their childhood, participate in sports. In the United States, these children number in the tens of millions. Sports are a fun and organized way for children to exercise their bodies, hone various mental strategy skill sets, and enjoy themselves all at the…

Atlanta orthopedic doctor doing cold laser therapy on knee

Injury Recovery | Dec 11, 2019

When Do You Need Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold Laser Therapy is an innovative new technology that allows doctors to treat damaged tissue and allow it to regenerate or to provide pain relief to targeted areas of the body. This therapeutic technique utilizes lower levels of intensity in the laser compared to other types of lasers, which is…

man feeling joint pain from rain storm and needing an orthopedic clinic

Injury Recovery | Dec 19, 2019

Why Do Past Injuries Hurt When It Rains?

You may think that there’s no truth in the fact that some people’s aches and pains can forecast weather change. But studies do confirm that weather conditions can impact the body in various ways, including triggering a flare-up of past injuries.   For some, the barometric pressure may affect arthritis…

Injuries an Orthopedic Doctor Can Treat | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Jan 1, 2020

Injuries an Orthopedic Doctor Can Treat

Orthopedic doctors specialize in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. They specifically treat injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Atlanta orthopedic doctors take care to precisely diagnose and accurately treat a variety of injuries to the body. If you are suffering from pain or injury, an orthopedic…

How to Find an Orthopedic Doctor After an Accident

Injury Recovery | Jan 16, 2020

How to Find an Orthopedic Doctor After a Car Accident

If you have been in a car accident, you want to know that you are receiving the very best care from an experienced, knowledgeable orthopedic doctor. You must find the right doctor to treat your specific injuries. But how can you find the right doctor and avoid all the wrong…

Treating Meniscal Tears | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Jan 17, 2020

Treating Meniscal Tears

Those who engage in physical sports or engage in physical activity are more susceptible to developing a meniscal tear. This type of trauma can also occur to a person with an aging knee after enduring a lower level of trauma. Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are sharing answers to the most…

Be Aware of These 6 Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Jan 17, 2020

Be Aware of These 6 Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

Car accidents can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Although some can result in serious, even fatal injuries, thankfully, most people involved in a car accident only experience minor injuries. It can seem as if you may have walked away from a car accident completely unharmed. You feel excellent and might…

How Do You Know If You Should See a Neurologist or an Orthopedic Doctor? | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Jan 28, 2020

How Do You Know If You Should See a Neurologist or an Orthopedic Doctor?

When deciding where to turn after an injury, some may wonder about the difference between an orthopedic doctor and neurologist. Which one should they see and why?

Hip Flexor Strains & Treatment Options | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Jan 29, 2020

Hip Flexor Strains & Treatment Options

Although usually not serious, when overdoing it, pain can become present in the hip flexor. If left untreated, hip pain can increase so it is imperative to seek the proper treatment to avoid further injury.

Do I Have a Headache or a Migraine

Injury Recovery | Jan 31, 2020

Do I Have a Headache or a Migraine?

Pain or pressure in your head can be very frustrating, and it can be minor or severe, but nonetheless disruptive to your day. A painful headache could be just that, a headache, or it could be a migraine. Knowing the difference between headaches and migraines is helpful for treating the…

Dancing Through The Pain Leads To More Than Just Sore Feet | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Jan 31, 2020

Dancing Through The Pain Leads To More Than Just Sore Feet

With the holiday season upon us, Christmas shows and specials are front and center. The famous Radio City Rockettes are a staple in NYC and spread holiday cheer to all those near and far. These dancers undergo a great deal of physical hardship to pull off such a tremendous performance.…

How to Know If You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Injury Recovery | Feb 3, 2020

How to Know If You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with tingling fingers or felt like you needed to stretch or wiggle your wrists? Have you noticed pain in your wrists after typing at your desk all day? Do you have trouble gripping the steering wheel or other objects…

Four Ski Safety Tips to Avoid Injuries

Injury Recovery | Feb 5, 2020

Four Ski Safety Tips to Avoid Injuries

Ski season is here, and you’re ready to hit the slopes for some fun in the sun and snow! Whether you’re a first-time skier or a pro, skiing is an exhilarating, highly active sport that engages your whole body. With this thrilling experience also come some risks considering the high…

Do You Have to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Injury Recovery | Feb 5, 2020

Do You Have to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Have you ever felt a stabbing pain in the heels of your feet as you take your first few steps in the morning? Or noticed a sharp pain near the heels of your feet after standing on your feet all day? If so, you might be struggling with plantar fasciitis.…

Injury Recovery | Feb 7, 2020

Scary Ways PT Can Cure Your Injuries

Physical therapy provides a tremendous amount of health benefits for people who suffer from or experience some type of condition that limits their mobility and functionality. A personalized physical therapy routine can help injured patients improve their overall performance and return to their prior routines without having to rely on…

Recent Advancements In Hip Surgery | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Feb 7, 2020

Recent Advancements In Hip Surgery

Knee and shoulder arthroscopy has been effective treatment options for many years, however, a new arthroscopic procedure is taking center stage and proving effective for many patients. Hip arthroscopy, although new, has recently become the go-to procedure for hip injuries. Of course, with any new process, you should be prepared…

What Are the Different Types of Diagnostic Imaging Tests Available

Injury Recovery | Feb 17, 2020

What Are the Different Types of Diagnostic Imaging Tests Available?

When a patient presents an injury, it’s critical start with diagnostic imaging to help identify exactly what the issue is and where it is coming from. The images can inform the doctors why it is occurring and what best treatment plans are available to relieve symptoms and promote healing. Often,…

Are You A Candidate For Hip Surgery? | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Feb 17, 2020

Are You A Candidate For Hip Surgery?

Hip replacement surgery in the United States is at an increasing high as studies have shown these surgeries have doubled in occurrence from years past. Some may think this surgery is only being performed on older patients, however, patients as young as 30 are receiving a hip replacement.

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

Injury Recovery | Feb 18, 2020

Podiatrist vs. Orthopedist

If you have ever experienced a foot or ankle injury, you might have wondered whether you should see a podiatrist or an orthopedist. Many of the same conditions can be treated by both podiatrists and orthopedists, though their biggest differences come with their medical training and treatment planning. While podiatrists…

How Is “Pain and Suffering” Determined after a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Feb 20, 2020

How Is “Pain and Suffering” Determined after a Car Accident?

If you have suffered car accident injuries, you may be interested in filing a personal injury claim and pursuing a car accident case. Three main components are used to determine the value of a personal injury claim: reimbursement for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. While medical bills…

Why Exercise Can Help Relieve Joint Pain | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Feb 21, 2020

Why Exercises Can Help Relieve Joint Pain

Pain, stiffness, and swelling can be a result of degenerative joint disease. When this pain arises, it may be easier to just rest, but avoiding exercise can put you at risk for losing muscle mass and possible weight gain. With the added weight and weaker muscles, added pressure can be…

7 FAQs Answered about MRIs

Injury Recovery | Feb 24, 2020

7 FAQs Answered about MRIs

When it comes to diagnosing injury, disease, and other problems, MRI imaging can provide doctors with advanced technological support. Below are seven frequently asked questions from patients as well as answers to provide you with the knowledge and comfort you need before experiencing the procedure.

Try These Exercises To Help Prevent Hip Injuries | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Feb 24, 2020

Try These Exercises To Help Prevent Hip Injuries

A hip injury can have devastating effects on your mobility, independence, and confidence. Conversely, when your hips are functioning at optimal levels, all your movements are enhanced. Stretching plays a vital role in preventing hip injuries.

5 Ways an Aquatic Treadmill Speeds up Physical Therapy

Injury Recovery | Feb 24, 2020

5 Ways an Aquatic Treadmill Speeds up Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy, also commonly referred to as underwater therapy and hydrotherapy, is becoming a common treatment option under the guidance of physical therapists. A variety of patients benefits from this type of therapy – ranging from those preparing for surgery to recovering after an injury or medical procedure, and more.…

What Is an Ocular Migraine

Injury Recovery | Feb 28, 2020

What Is an Ocular Migraine?

Did you know that it’s possible to experience a migraine without the pain? Or that an interruption to your vision, like seeing stars or zig-zag patterns can possibly be related to a migraine? The term “ocular migraine” is an umbrella term to describe a variety of visual impairments associated with…

6 Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Injury Recovery | Mar 4, 2020

6 Most Common Car Accident Injuries

If you’ve been in a car accident, you know how disruptive the experience can be on your entire body. Whether you’re involved in a small fender-bender or a serious rear-end collision, your body can also be damaged and in need of repair. It’s important to find an Atlanta orthopedic doctor…

What To Expect During Knee Replacement Recovery

Injury Recovery | Mar 9, 2020

What To Expect During Knee Replacement Recovery

Knee replacement surgery is a very common surgery, particularly for older individuals who have severe osteoarthritis. Unlike many other surgeries, this one will require you to get up and moving pretty quickly, which is an important part of your healing and recovery. In fact, during your time at the hospital…

Lower Abdominal Pain After an Accident

Injury Recovery | May 22, 2020

Lower Abdominal Pain After an Accident

If you were injured in a car accident, you may have experienced whiplash, broken bones, or injury to your spine or neck. These injuries are serious on their own and are often addressed soon after the accident. However, sometimes delayed injuries can appear days or even a week after a…

What to Expect During an MRI after an Accident

Injury Recovery | May 23, 2020

What to Expect During an MRI after an Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, it is important to see a doctor, even if you are only experiencing mild symptoms of pain and discomfort. Whiplash, one of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident, can often have delayed symptoms so you may not realize you have…

Tips for a Speedy Hip Replacement Recovery

Injury Recovery | Jun 17, 2020

5 Tips for a Speedy Hip Replacement Recovery

Having hip replacement surgery is a big decision for you and your loved ones. Although it is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries, it still takes a lot of planning and preparation to have it done, and it requires patience in terms of recovery and healing. Your local…

Are MRIs Safe for Me

Injury Recovery | Jun 17, 2020

Are MRIs Safe for Me?

MRIs are common tests to take detailed and intricate pictures of the inside of your body for a variety of reasons, but most commonly for diagnosis of an illness or injury. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and can also help doctors determine how effective a particular treatment has been…

An Easier Recovery From Ankle Fractures | AICA Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Jun 24, 2020

An Easier Recovery From Ankle Fractures

At AICA Orthopedics, we strive to bring our patients the most current and effective treatment options allowing for the most successful recovery. With ankle injuries, in previous years placing a cast and weight-bearing restrictions was a common practice. However, we have learned of improved practices such as a removable boot…

traumatic brain injury

Injury Recovery | Jul 8, 2020

What You Need to Know About TBIs from Accidents

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when something fractures the skull, penetrates the skull, or injures brain tissue. TBIs are usually the result of violent force to the head or a jolt of the head or body. About half of all TBIs are caused by car accidents, and while…

Stomach Pain and Diarrhea After a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Jul 16, 2020

Stomach Pain and Diarrhea After a Car Accident

When you think of common ailments caused by car accidents, things like whiplash and broken bones often come to mind. While these injuries are common, bodies can react to the trauma of an accident in many unexpected ways and you may begin to notice symptoms days or weeks after the…

Most Common Fractures from Car Accidents

Injury Recovery | Jul 17, 2020

Most Common Fractures from Car Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident, there are a variety of injuries that can occur depending on the severity, where in the car you are, and if you’re wearing a seatbelt. After any accident, you’ll want to seek care from an orthopedic doctor to evaluate you for any…

What Is the Cause of Most Rear-End Collisions

Injury Recovery | Jul 17, 2020

What Is the Cause of Most Rear-End Collisions?

If you have ever been in a serious car accident, you likely know the importance of seeking medical treatment right away. However, even slower, low-impact car accidents like rear-end collisions can have a significant impact on your body. Rear-end car accidents are unfortunately quite common and many people can underestimate…

Delayed Hip Pain After a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Jul 17, 2020

Delayed Hip Pain After a Car Accident

If you walk away from a car accident without any obvious injuries, you may feel rightfully grateful. However, feeling no pain at the time of an accident does not necessarily mean you have avoided injuries altogether. It may be hours or days before you start to feel stiffness in your…

How Much Is a Finger Worth in a Lawsuit

Injury Recovery | Jul 18, 2020

How Much Is a Finger Worth in a Lawsuit?

If you have ever sustained a significant injury to one of your fingers, you might be wondering what the average jury verdict is for finger and hand injuries. Whether you are hoping for six figures or expecting five figures or less, it can be difficult to pinpoint how much hand…

Special Tests for Sciatica

Injury Recovery | Jul 21, 2020

Special Tests for Sciatica

Have you ever experienced lower back pain that led to one side of your body tingling or feeling numb? If so, you may have experienced a type of pain known as sciatica. Sciatica refers to pain that occurs when the sciatic nerve is pinched, which leads to pain radiating out…

What Is a Post-Traumatic Headache

Injury Recovery | Jul 22, 2020

What Is a Post-Traumatic Headache?

After a car accident, you may expect some soreness, aches, and pains. Most of these issues will begin immediately after the event or within a few hours, but some conditions may not make an appearance for a week or more. Post-Traumatic Headaches are headaches that occur after a traumatic brain…

FAQs About Car Accident Injuries

Injury Recovery | Jul 29, 2020

FAQ About Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries are unfortunately quite common in this day and age. Whether you caused your car accident or someone else did, and whether it was minor and very severe, you likely have a lot of questions about what comes next, particularly in regards to car accident injuries. Whether you…

Do Pinched Nerves Go Away on Their Own

Injury Recovery | Aug 3, 2020

Do Pinched Nerves Go Away on Their Own?

Have you ever been seated with your legs crossed for too long and noticed your foot has ‘fallen asleep’? That tingling, numb sensation is a classic example of a pinched nerve. It is rather common to experience a mild example of a pinched nerve like this and usually repositioning your…

Hip Injuries from Car Accidents

Injury Recovery | Aug 3, 2020

Hip Injuries from Car Accidents

When the topic of car accident related injuries comes up, many of us think immediately of concussions, whiplash, or cuts and bruises. But the hip is both commonly injured in accidents, as well as a critical joint for mobility, and any damage done to this area can cause long term…

What Diagnostic Scans Should I Get After a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Aug 6, 2020

What Diagnostic Scans Should I Get After a Car Accident?

One of the first things you are likely to do after an accident is evaluate yourself (and any passengers) for car accident injuries. If you’re lucky, nothing but some cuts and scrapes will be apparent and after an assessment by the first responders, you’ll be able to move on to…

Can Getting an MRI Increase My Settlement

Injury Recovery | Aug 7, 2020

Can Getting an MRI Increase My Settlement?

At the scene of a car accident, first responders will likely do some basic tests to assess your health and rule out any severe car accident injuries. If you are cleared during this, it can be tempting to move on without seeking further medical care. But problems can often become…

How Long Should I Expect to Be in Physical Therapy

Injury Recovery | Aug 10, 2020

How Long Should I Expect to Be in Physical Therapy?

After an injury, you may be instructed to undergo physical therapy to help you regain the ability to perform certain activities, to improve overall strength, and to prevent further damage. While the length of your physical therapy will depend on a number of factors, an Atlanta orthopedic doctor will be…

Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Sleep Better

Injury Recovery | Aug 12, 2020

Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Sleep Better?

Sleep disorders are a broad category, made up of issues both falling and staying asleep, and an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with at least one form of a sleep disorder. Trouble sleeping is not just an inconvenience, but can also be dangerous and cause a host of…

knee injury

Injury Recovery | Aug 20, 2020

What Can a Leg Doctor Treat After an Accident?

While you may associate car accidents with injuries like whiplash, concussions, or cuts and scrapes, legs are actually very commonly injured in these scenarios. During impact, your legs may move in unnatural or abnormal ways that can cause them to react badly. Legs can also be caught in crushed parts…

atlanta imaging center

Injury Recovery | Aug 24, 2020

5 Reasons Why Your Chiropractor Wants You to Visit an Imaging Center

When you visit a skilled chiropractor, they are often able to perform spinal adjustments and manipulation that ease some of your reported pain quickly and effectively. While realigning the spine in this way usually provides some relief, you may continue to experience discomfort. In this case, your chiropractor may seek…

How Long Does a Hip MRI Take

Injury Recovery | Aug 25, 2020

How Long Does a Hip MRI Take?

For many people, finding out they need to have an MRI can cause stress. Media depictions of MRIs often focus on the heavy-duty equipment and the confined space that may be required to undergo a scan properly. While some of the elements may be true for you, going into an…

Why Do I Have Tailbone Pain

Injury Recovery | Aug 28, 2020

Why Do I Have Tailbone Pain?

Tailbone pain can be extremely frustrating because it can affect you when you sit down, stand up, or even turn your body the wrong way. What may seem like a mild discomfort after sitting on bleachers for a long sports game can turn into a nightmare when you start experiencing…

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

Injury Recovery | Sep 3, 2020

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

One of the most common injuries that people suffer each year is a sprained ankle. Whether it’s simply walking, playing a sport, or a fall, sprained ankles can be caused by a number of popular activities and are generally considered easy to treat at home. However, ankle sprains can be…

What Headaches After a Car Accident Could Mean

Injury Recovery | Sep 4, 2020

What Headaches After a Car Accident Could Mean

Experiencing a headache in the wake of a car accident is very common- sometimes the stress alone is enough to bring on some discomfort. However, headaches can also be a sign of numerous severe injuries and should be taken seriously. Car accidents can cause “hidden injuries” that are not visible…

How Long After an Accident Can Injuries Appear

Injury Recovery | Sep 14, 2020

How Long After an Accident Can Injuries Appear?

One of the first things you may do after a car accident is to assess yourself and any passengers for injuries. You may notice any severe injuries at this time, and you will likely see superficial wounds like cuts and bruises, but there may be a number of injuries that…

Are There Any Side Effects to Getting an MRI

Injury Recovery | Sep 17, 2020

Are There Any Side Effects to Getting an MRI?

If you’ve never had an MRI, the prospect can be daunting. The procedure involves a large metal tube that may make loud noises or feel claustrophobic. However, MRIs are actually a very common and safe procedure that can have great benefits. The more you know about what to expect when…

Here’s How an MRI Can Find Brain Damage

Injury Recovery | Sep 18, 2020

Here’s How an MRI Can Find Brain Damage

After a car accident, you may be so concerned with lawyers, insurance companies, and bills that you don’t even notice that headaches have become a regular occurrence. If you were cleared by first responders at the accident scene, it can be easy to brush these off as stress-related headaches. However,…

Will Nerve Damage Show Up on an MRI

Injury Recovery | Sep 21, 2020

Will Nerve Damage Show Up on an MRI?

In addition to the pain you may experience as a result of nerve damage, it can also be frustrating to try and diagnose the source of the issue. You may have undergone a number of tests and spoken to many specialists to try and address your pain. Because there are…

Don’t Forget to Ask Your Doctor These 6 Questions

Injury Recovery | Sep 22, 2020

Don’t Forget to Ask Your Doctor These 6 Questions

After experiencing a car accident, it is important to visit an orthopedic doctor who specializes in injuries sustained during a car crash. Not only will your insurance claim require you to visit a doctor, but they will also be able to help you understand your car accident injuries and develop…

When Should I Get an MRI

Injury Recovery | Sep 24, 2020

When Should I Get an MRI?

In the world of diagnostic imaging, MRIs have offered a revolutionary new way of scanning the body for injuries, particularly back injuries. An MRI, which stands for magnetic resonance imaging, is able to construct pictures of the tissues inside of the body, allowing doctors to discover the root cause of…

How Long Does a Knee MRI Take

Injury Recovery | Oct 2, 2020

How Long Does a Knee MRI Take?

Did you know that knee pain is one of the most common health concerns that causes many to schedule an appointment with a knee doctor? That’s because knee pain can affect every aspect of your daily life, from walking and exercising to sitting and standing. The knee is a strong…

3 Common Hand Injuries from Car Crashes

Injury Recovery | Oct 6, 2020

3 Common Hand Injuries from Car Crashes

We use our hands to do so much throughout our day and can tend to take them for granted until we experience an injury to one or both hands. In the case of a car crash, you may find yourself at the doctor’s office learning about how your hand injury…

How Does a Doctor Treat an Injured Rib

Injury Recovery | Oct 9, 2020

How Does a Doctor Treat an Injured Rib?

If you've experienced dislocating a rib as one of your car accident injuries, then you know just how painful it can be to even take a deep breath. Injuries to any part of your rib cage can be very scary because of how much pain you may experience with natural…

Should I Get an MRI for a Meniscus Tear

Injury Recovery | Oct 13, 2020

Should I Get an MRI for a Meniscus Tear?

One of the more common knee injuries is called a meniscus tear which can lead to knee pain, swelling, and your knee not working right. If you play a lot of contact sports, you may have heard of meniscus tears among other athletes. However, you can also tear a meniscus…

How Do I Help a Sore Knee Heal

Injury Recovery | Oct 19, 2020

How Do I Help a Sore Knee Heal?

If one of your knees is sore then it is likely causing you discomfort and could even be interfering with your daily activities. Knee pain is a very common reason for people to visit a knee doctor because of how integral our knee joints are to moving us through our…

What to Do About Pain Between the Thumb and Index Finger

Injury Recovery | Oct 21, 2020

What to Do About Pain Between the Thumb and Index Finger

When you experience pain in one or both of your hands, then you know just how much even the smallest pain can affect how you move throughout your day. Our hands are involved in so much of what we do every hour of every day. If you notice pain getting…

6 Hand Exercises for Arthritis

Injury Recovery | Oct 22, 2020

6 Hand Exercises for Arthritis

If you have been diagnosed with arthritis, then you know how hand pain can really take a toll on your daily life. Whether you are typing on a computer, stirring your favorite dish in the kitchen, or knitting a scarf, arthritis pain can make these tasks incredibly uncomfortable or even…

Can an Accident Cause Numbness in Your Toes

Injury Recovery | Nov 5, 2020

Can an Accident Cause Numbness in Your Toes?

If you are having back pain, you might also wonder why in the world your toes are numb. It can seem like quite a stretch for an injury in your back to affect your feet, but it is actually more common than you might think! That’s because your spinal column…

Having a Constant Headache after an Accident? Here’s Why

Injury Recovery | Nov 11, 2020

Having a Constant Headache after an Accident? Here’s Why

Headaches are very common after a car accident because of how often your head and neck are affected. Even if you were in a small fender-bender, it is likely that the force of impact caused your body to jolt forward or backward in some way. Because your head and neck…

Why Would You Need a CT Scan and an MRI After a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Nov 13, 2020

Why Would You Need a CT Scan and an MRI After a Car Accident?

After an accident, you will likely visit a doctor as soon as possible to assess any car accident injuries and make sure there are no issues that you have not yet noticed. At these appointments, you may be walked through a series of tests, including physical exams and reflex tests,…

4 Benefits of Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Nov 17, 2020

4 Benefits of Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

When your doctor recommends that you complete physical therapy in Atlanta to help with your car accident injuries, you might wonder how much benefit there is to this type of treatment. It can be helpful to think of physical therapy in relation to rehabilitating after the accident and helping to…

How Does a Car Accident Cause a Knee Dislocation Injury

Injury Recovery | Nov 19, 2020

How Does a Car Accident Cause a Knee Dislocation Injury?

While whiplash and concussions are the most common injuries sustained in a car accident, there are a number of other common injuries that are reported by victims. One area that is particularly susceptible to damage is the knee- while you may not think about it, knee injuries from car accidents…

Open vs. Closed MRI Machine

Injury Recovery | Dec 10, 2020

Open vs. Closed MRI Machine

If you have been in a car accident or suffered an injury, you may be referred for an MRI as a part of your diagnostic scanning. Many people are fearful of MRIs because they have seen the machines before and worry about feeling trapped, especially if they suffer from claustrophobia.…

How and When to Wrap Your Hand After Injuring It

Injury Recovery | Dec 14, 2020

How and When to Wrap Your Hand After Injuring It

For many of us, our instinct after an injury is to use a bandage or some other wrapping to protect the site. When it comes to hand injuries, this can often be a helpful way to avoid further injury before you are able to seek care from a hand surgeon…

What Are Orthopedic Injuries

Injury Recovery | Dec 21, 2020

What Are Orthopedic Injuries?

If you have been in a car accident or otherwise referred to doctor who specializes in orthopedics, you may be wondering exactly what that means and why it may help you. As a branch of medicine, orthopedics focuses on the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons and…

The Most Common Injuries for 30-40 MPH Car Accidents

Injury Recovery | Dec 22, 2020

The Most Common Injuries for 30-40 MPH Car Accidents

While high-speed crashes can certainly be catastrophic, many people don’t realize that average speed, non-highway crashes can also have devastating consequences. Car accident injuries can occur in a number of ways, including at slower speeds, because the body is not made to sustain the impact of any sort of collision.…

How to Reduce Swelling in Your Hand After an Injury

Injury Recovery | Dec 23, 2020

How to Reduce Swelling in Your Hand After an Injury

You may not think often about your hands, but they are one of the most commonly used body parts. We use our hands for countless things every day, but it’s often only when they’re injured that we realize how critical they are. This also means hands are vulnerable to a…

What Does Chest Pain Mean After a Car Accident

Injury Recovery | Jan 3, 2021

What Does Chest Pain Mean After a Car Accident?

If you experience chest pains after you’ve been in a car accident this can be a very stressful feeling in an already overwhelming situation. It may be helpful to know that many victims of a car accident experience chest pains after a car accident. Any type of chest pain should…

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy for a Hip Injury

Injury Recovery | Jan 5, 2021

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy for a Hip Injury

 Hip pain can happen for a variety of reasons, but if you’ve ever experienced it, you know it can reduce your quality of life and cause potentially debilitating pain. To manage a hip injury, you may think you have to turn to medications, injections, or potentially even surgery for relief.…

Is There A Difference Between An Orthopedic Doctor and An Orthopedic Surgeon

Injury Recovery | Jan 6, 2021

Is There A Difference Between An Orthopedic Doctor and An Orthopedic Surgeon?

Do you know that you can go to different specialists for your orthopedic problems? If you are referred to an orthopedic clinic, you may see either an orthopedic doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. To many people, this sounds like it’s the same thing. After all, can’t doctors perform surgery? However,…

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Car Accident Knee Injury

Injury Recovery | Jan 7, 2021

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Car Accident Knee Injury?

We rely on our knees for so many small and large movements throughout the day, so when you’ve suffered an injury it can be debilitating. If you are struggling with a knee injury from a car accident, you might be wondering how long it will take for you to feel…

Top 4 Side-Impact Injuries and Treatments

Injury Recovery | Feb 3, 2021

Top 4 Side-Impact Injuries and Treatments

A side-impact auto accident is also commonly referred to as a T-bone accident. If you’ve recently been injured in a side-impact auto accident then you know how stressful and scary it can be when another car strikes the side of your car. T-bone accidents are common in intersections, like when…

Can You Do Too Much Physical Therapy

Injury Recovery | Feb 7, 2021

Can You Do Too Much Physical Therapy?

Everyone’s reason for needing physical therapy is different, and you may have some questions or concerns regarding your physical therapy treatment. Whether you are recovering from a car accident or sports injury, preparing for surgery or recovering from one, or utilizing physical therapy for a different reason, it can be…

Top 5 Treatments You May Receive in Orthopedic Physiotherapy

Injury Recovery | Mar 1, 2021

Top 5 Treatments You May Receive in Orthopedic Physiotherapy

Whether you have suffered an injury as a result of playing sports or a car crash or you have a chronic condition you are seeking to manage, you may find yourself visiting an orthopedic physiotherapist. Your treatment at this provider will be focused on helping you to build or rebuild…

How to Maximize the Benefits of Your Physical Therapy

Injury Recovery | Mar 9, 2021

How to Maximize the Benefits of Your Physical Therapy

Once you begin physical therapy, you will determine a set of goals for your movement and health that you are working towards. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, healing after surgery, or just addressing chronic pain, physical therapy can help you return to life as usual. While most people are…

The History of Orthopedics

Injury Recovery | Mar 25, 2021

The History of Orthopedics

Orthopedics, also referred to as orthopedic surgery, is a type of medical treatment that involves the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedists are medical doctors who use non-surgical and surgical approaches to treating musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and diseases. Orthopedic doctors are highly specialized practitioners who diagnose and develop treatment plans for musculoskeletal injuries,…

The Main Differences Between Chiropractors and Physical Therapists

Injury Recovery | Apr 13, 2021

The Main Differences Between Chiropractors and Physical Therapists

When you’re suffering from musculoskeletal problems, the path to recovery can often be long and complex. Most people will use a variety of treatments on this path, from home remedies to medication to physical therapy and chiropractic care. Until you become familiar with these options, many people think of chiropractic…

What Is the Difference Between a CT Scan and an MRI

Injury Recovery | Apr 21, 2021

What Is the Difference Between a CT Scan and an MRI?

When you suffer an injury, your doctor will likely want to run some tests to get a clearer picture of the affected area. Whether you were injured in a car accident, on a sports field, or during an accidental slip and fall, diagnostic imaging technology can help in determining the…

Does My Hand or Wrist Injury Require Immediate Care

Injury Recovery | Jun 6, 2021

Does My Hand or Wrist Injury Require Immediate Care?

We use our hands all the time and our wrists help make those movements happen. So, when you suffer an injury that affects your hand or wrist, it can affect your ability to do so many things in your daily life. If you are experiencing pain in your hand or…


Injury Recovery | Jun 21, 2021

How to Get the Most Out of Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

Have you recently hurt your knee? Or perhaps you’ve had a recent surgery on your knee? Whatever the cause of your knee pain, there are many reasons why physical therapy can be beneficial for you in the recovery process. Physical therapy can help you get moving in safe and healthy…


Injury Recovery | Jun 24, 2021

Can Physical Therapy Help with Jaw Pain?

You might not realize just how much your jaw can affect you until you start experiencing pain. Many people have heard of TMJ after talking with their dentist about teeth grinding, teeth clenching, and crackling sounds in the jaw bones. What many people don’t realize is that physical therapy can…


Injury Recovery | Jun 30, 2021

The Role of Kinesio Tape in Physiotherapy

You’ve probably seen it before: an athlete on television wearing brightly colored tape patterned around their muscles, or even a neighbor out for a bike ride. What is it exactly and what does it do? It’s called kinesio tape and it has become popular in the past decade among athletes…


Injury Recovery | Jul 4, 2021

How Can Physical Therapy Help My Chronic Pain?

It is estimated that about 50 million Americans live with chronic pain every day. This pain can interfere with daily life, including the ability to work and participate in recreational activities, as well as having a negative impact on mental health. Where there are many causes of chronic pain, there…


Injury Recovery | Jul 7, 2021

Stomach and Back Pain at the Same Time

For most of us, it’s not uncommon to have an occasional stomachache or acute back pain. But what does it mean if both are happening at the same time? This could be a coincidence, but it may also be concerning to notice two disconnected symptoms. The combination of pains may…


Injury Recovery | Jul 16, 2021

What Can a CT Scan Diagnose?

When it comes to diagnosing an injury, your doctor may request a CT scan. Similar to getting an X-ray, a CT scan is a series of X-rays that are combined to create a clearer and more detailed image of an affected area. An X-ray only provides a two-dimensional image of…


Injury Recovery | Jul 19, 2021

Am I A Good Candidate for Cold Laser Therapy?

If you suffer from chronic pain, you’ve likely explored a range of options to deal with it. Whether it’s your muscles, bones, or joints, relief can seem elusive, especially when you’ve tried many existing treatments. As you begin looking for alternatives, you may hear about cold laser therapy, a unique…


Injury Recovery | Jul 28, 2021

What to Expect from a Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Test

When it comes to diagnostic imaging, you probably first think of something like an x-ray, or even an MRI. These tests are versatile and can be used to look for anything from a muscle strain to a broken bone. But if you are experiencing symptoms consistent with a neurological problem,…


Injury Recovery | Aug 9, 2021

How the Anatomy of the Knee Helps with Pain Diagnoses

People of all ages can experience knee pain for a variety of reasons. The actual knee joint is a type of hinge joint that allows for the leg to bend and straighten smoothly. An injury or issue with the knee joint can cause pain and discomfort that makes regular movements…


Injury Recovery | Aug 11, 2021

Can My Spine Cause Foot Pain?

If you are struggling with foot pain then you might be surprised to find out that the cause of that pain is actually due to an issue in your spine! Scrapes, bruises, and even twisted ankles can all cause foot pain too. But what about when your foot pain is…


Injury Recovery | Aug 11, 2021

What Other Issues Can Knee Pain Indicate?

Knee pain gets more common as we age due to wear and tear on the knee joints that help support our weight and keep us moving around all day. However, there are certain times when knee pain can be a sign of a more serious issue and you want to…


Injury Recovery | Aug 11, 2021

5 Types of Headaches You Might Experience After a Car Accident

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, you have a lot of things on your mind: your physical safety, damage to your vehicle, and communicating with police, insurance companies, and more. The stress from such an event is enough to cause a tension headache from having to deal with…


Injury Recovery | Aug 14, 2021

Chiropractic Care Is Safer and More Effective than Opioids

When it comes to treating a musculoskeletal injury or issue, there are more natural and conservative approaches that don’t involve prescription drugs and powerful opioids. Chiropractic is one healthcare field that is committed to turning the focus away from opioid use and abuse, and instead focusing on the natural and…


Injury Recovery | Aug 15, 2021

Top 5 Questions Patients Ask Before Beginning Physical Therapy

Whether you were recently in a car accident or are recovering from a surgery, your doctor may have recommended physical therapy as part of your treatment plan. When you schedule an appointment for physical therapy in Atlanta, your physical therapist will work with you to regain strength and mobility as…


Injury Recovery | Oct 15, 2021

Common Diagnoses of Hand and Wrist Pain

We use our hands and wrists practically every moment of every day, so when you experience pain in these areas, it can really interfere with your routines. From texting and typing to picking up groceries and getting dressed for the day, our hands and wrists are vital to our regular…


Injury Recovery | Oct 20, 2021

Sciatica Flare-Ups After a Car Accident

When many people think of injuries sustained in a car accident, scrapes, bruises, and even broken bones may come to mind. Back and neck pain are also common if you were recently in an accident. But what about injuries or issues you already had before the accident? You might be…


Injury Recovery | Oct 28, 2021

The Value of an MRI after a TBI

If you suffer a head injury during a car accident, while playing sports, or from a slip and fall, then you should get evaluated for a traumatic brain injury. This kind of injury can significantly impact your health and well-being, so you want to get checked out by a doctor…

What Are the Symptoms of Poor Circulation

Injury Recovery | Nov 5, 2021

What Are the Symptoms of Poor Circulation?

The circulatory system in your body is what transports blood throughout your whole body. Your blood carries oxygen and nutrients with it that help support your body and keep you healthy. Every time your heart beats, it is a signal that blood is moving through your body from the center…


Injury Recovery | Nov 25, 2021

Sore Throat and Headache: Causes & Treatments

With flu season around the corner, it helps to get a better understanding of what to look out for when it comes to a sore throat and headaches. Getting your annual flu shot is incredibly beneficial for keeping you healthy and avoiding symptoms of the flu, like a headache and…


Injury Recovery | Nov 30, 2021

What Are the 4 Stages of Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a serious infection that affects the lungs, particularly in children, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems. The lungs are made up of air sacs that expand and contract with the air you breathe in and out. If fluid or pus gets into those air sacs, it…

How Long Do You Have to Go to the Doctor After a Slip and Fall

Injury Recovery | Dec 13, 2021

How Long Do You Have to Go to the Doctor After a Slip and Fall?

A slip and fall injury refers to a type of injury you may have suffered on the job or due to the negligence of a business you were visiting. You could even slip and fall in your own home and suffer an injury. No matter where your injury occurs, there…


Injury Recovery | Jan 20, 2022

How to Heal a Bulging Disc Naturally

People who have been diagnosed with a bulging disc can experience anything from a mild amount of pain to severe and debilitating symptoms. While this condition can eventually heal or be managed, it can also progress without proper treatment, leading to the need for invasive options like surgery. The good…

How Much Does a CT Scan Cost

Injury Recovery | Jan 24, 2022

How Much Does a CT Scan Cost?

If your doctor has recommended you undergo diagnostic imaging, you may be anxious about a number of things, including the cost. Scans like CT scans are complex and require expensive, high-tech equipment that may seem daunting. While the ultimate cost of your CT scan will vary based on a variety…

What Is the Difference Between Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow

Injury Recovery | Feb 6, 2022

What Is the Difference Between Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow?

Your elbow joints work to absorb the impact of movements you make throughout your day, which means an injury to one of your elbows can negatively affect your everyday routines. The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the three bones in your arm: the humerus, radius, and ulna. The…

Carpal Boss Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Injury Recovery | Feb 16, 2022

Carpal Boss: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

If you recently suffered a hand or wrist injury, then you understand how much of an impact that can have on your day-to-day life. Pain, inflammation, and issues that affect mobility in your hands and wrists can keep you from performing the most basic of tasks throughout your day, like…

How Long Does a Sprained Ankle Take to Heal

Injury Recovery | Mar 9, 2022

How Long Does a Sprained Ankle Take to Heal?

You probably know the feeling: you’re walking down a flight of stairs and roll your ankle the wrong way. It can be such an awkward experience to roll your ankle, and you might even stumble or fall, adding to the embarrassment. In many cases, rolling your ankle leaves you feeling…

How to Heal a Bulging Disc Naturally

Injury Recovery | Mar 23, 2022

How to Heal a Bulging Disc Naturally

Millions of people suffer from some kind of neck or back pain each year. There are many common causes of back and neck pain, and some of those causes have to do with spinal discs. The spine is made up of vertebrae stacked one on top of the other and…

Broken Collarbone Symptoms and Treatment

Accident Recovery, Injury Recovery | Apr 21, 2022

Broken Collarbone Symptoms and Treatment

The collarbone is also known as the clavicle. This bone goes across your chest and connects the breastbone to the shoulder blade. Unlike other bones in the body, the collarbone is more visible because it is located so close to the surface of the skin. This also makes it more…

Scoliosis Occur

Injury Recovery | May 27, 2022

Different Types of Scoliosis and Causes

An abnormal curve in the spine is known as scoliosis. A typical shape of the spine has a forward curve near your shoulders and a forward curve in the lower back. When the spine curves from side to side, like the letter S or C, then you may have scoliosis.…

Injury Recovery | Jun 3, 2022

Symptoms of a Brain Bleed after Hitting Your Head

It’s fairly common knowledge in this day and age that if you suffer a severe head injury, you should go to the hospital as soon as possible. However, among people with this knowledge, the common assumption is that this is because you may have a concussion or similar brain injury…

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